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Old 10-08-2013, 11:11 AM
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ive had none of the problems others have complained about except a few uconnect issues that were probably working correctly just not how i wanted lol.

no regrets except for the payments..lol 760/month is quite a lot for a car..... no money down, ya that was smart lol
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:54 AM
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Re: Is buying a 2014 worth it?

Ours was built 3/13/13; got it 5/13/13. ZERO problems with drive, ride, electronics; delighted with it.
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Re: Is buying a 2014 worth it?

I love my 2014. A few minor "issues" here and there, and the tranny isn't as good as I hoped it would be (I haven't gotten any of the updates yet though) but nothing anywhere near the point of me regretting my purchase. So far at least, it's only been a few months and a few thousand miles. Fingers crossed!

Really the only thing that has left a sour taste in my mouth with the brand (but honestly it's really minor) is the fit and finish. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I'm not the only one who's had these issues. Specifically, door alignment: the chrome trim and body lines aren't perfectly aligned. Some of the doors don't sit flush when closed either. The not sitting flush issue should be an easy fix; the alignment I think I'm going to let go. The reason is, in some places the trim is aligned, in other places it's not. In some places the body lines are aligned, in others they're not. So if for example they lift one of the doors slightly to fix the body line misalignment, this will in turn cause an even worse misalignment of the chrome trim in some areas, but make it align better in others.

I haven't had an expert look at it, but it seems to me that unless all of the trim is removed, including the black metal vertical "trim" along the windows, and then put back on after the doors are aligned, then it'll never be perfect -- and even then I'm not sure it will be. So I'm not sure I'm willing to risk someone making it worse, given that unless you look closely you can't really notice the misalignment. It's just disappointing that in this day and age, and for how beautiful the car otherwise looks, and the price I paid, that they couldn't all come from the factory like this when I see old Ford Escorts from the 90s with perfect alignment. But again, it's a very minor issue, and I should mention too the misalignment didn't come as a surprise: it's been talked about often here so I knew about it going in.

To sum up: yeah, the 2014 was totally worth it to me and I'd do it again all over again if I had to. The only thing I might do different is buy from off the lot instead of ordering, so I could maybe find one with perfect alignment, assuming one exists. (I was in a rush to get this one.)
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Re: Is buying a 2014 worth it?

Thanks for the replies, I'm leaning more towards the JGC, still looking at the Ram and the Infiniti Q50.
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Re: Is buying a 2014 worth it?

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I finally got the payout on my 2014 GC from Chrysler last week. I had two friends interested in GC's after driving mine and I have successfully steered them away from the brand for now. Hopefully a few years down the road Jeep will be reliable enough to take a chance on another new one, but for now, the memories are still too fresh. Just my $.02 and plenty disagree with me.

I think for the most part the issues have been worked out. There were some early issues that some had like yourself, but there were also many early ones like mine that have had no issues. Most new vehicle have some issues that come up when they are new and some have more problems than others. It sounds like your friends have to wait for your memories to go away before they can buy? It sounds ridiculous... I can tell you that the Grand Cherokee sold almost 15 thousand units in September alone and over 128,000 units though the end of September ytd. The plant can hardly keep up with the demand.
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Re: Is buying a 2014 worth it?

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After reading all these issues, a/c, clunks, vibrations, shifting, is this a good car? Has Jeep made any in roads to correcting these issues. I'm in the middle of a lemon law suit with ford and don't want to have to go through it again? Any opinions, advice, thank you.
Rock.. i bought mine about 4-5 months ago.. i now have 2700 miles on it. When i bought mine i had read about issues people were having, and figued meh.. what are the odds..

Seems they are pretty good.. at about 1200 miles the rear shocks started clunking. which doesn't sound bad. til its in your head.. and it happens at like 3mph in a parking lot over every friggin seam on the cement.. clunk clunk clunk.. and there is no point in taking it in since the new shocks will do it again at 1000 more miles.. clunk clunk clunk...

Then there is a cool feature on mine of taking off when its cold.. and it tries to go from first to second and instead of shifting it kinda jerks you forward in the seat and then shifts super hard, not in a good way.. more like 2 gears locking together then figuring what gear to go into.. im honestly waiting for the trans to break..

Ohh then yesterday leaving work. i put it in sport mode, so i can actually get into traffic and have a chance of getting upto speed.. FIIRSSTTTTTT and it goes to shift.. and WEEEEE neutral..... then second.. then neutral.. then second... then worked fine again.. i slowed down about 10mph in that time it took the computer to find second btw.. with traffic flying up behind me..

The radio.. very slow response.. takes mine upto a minute to let me turn on heated seats or change channels.. or populate channel names even.. its a 8.4an and is the main reason i got a limited.. money wasted. It should have never gotten through QC if that even exists...

When i back out of my garage in the morning, and turn the wheel left to turn around and hit the brake CLUNKKKKK in the front right.. and you feel it in the brake pedal.

Thats just things off the top of my head on mine at 2700 miles.. if you feel you have better odds of never having issues go for it.. But as a current owner i can say with 100% conviction that i would never buy this vehicle again and will probably avoid chrysler for now on. A friend tunes for GM and laughs his ass off everytime he is in it. driveability is BAD and shouldn't be on the road like it is..

P.S. i know i can get the trans flashed and stuff to those that will mention it.. i work 70+ hours per week and bought a new car so i wouldn't have to worry bout things like this. If chrysler would offer techs to come out and flash them i would gladly pay someone $100 to do that at my work
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Re: Is buying a 2014 worth it?

Are you saying that with all those problems and the fact you think it is unsafe, you haven't had it back to the dealer?


70 hours a week won't mean squat if you kill yourself or somebody else.


But, and I mean this sincerely, I'm glad there are still people who are willing to work hard and long.

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Are you saying that with all those problems and the fact you think it is unsafe, you haven't had it back to the dealer?


70 hours a week won't mean squat if you kill yourself or somebody else.


But, and I mean this sincerely, I'm glad there are still people who are willing to work hard and long.

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Naw bill, i dont feel it unsafe.. the trans thing is from me using sport mode when its ice cold.. i don't think it should freak the trans out. but hell im not an auto engineer i drive 6 miles to and from work every day.. so if it breaks down on me.. not that big of a deal will just piss me off more

P.S. its almost paid off now, am planning to limp through til spring then go with a toyota more than likely.. last new car i bought was a 2011 corvette GS that couldn't go down the road in a straight line at 30mph.. it was less annoying than this clunk I am hoping the asian companies can do better
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Re: Is buying a 2014 worth it?

I bought my 2014 Limited mid-July (July build date), have 4750 miles on it, and haven't had any issues other than noticing minor transmission quirks.

I have experienced the transmission clunking, but very infrequently. Also the ECO mode sometimes refuses to shift quickly from a stop, so I have taken to shifting to Sport when I want to launch quickly. I haven't had any issues with Sport mode. Turning off ECO mode also works, but I prefer flicking the shift lever to hitting the ECO button. I do wish the ECO button was on the steering wheel, though.

That being said, I haven't had any of the Transmission updates installed yet. I plan on having it done at my next oil change in mid December. Who knows, there might be another update out by then...
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I bought my 2014 Limited mid-July (July build date), have 4750 miles on it, and haven't had any issues other than noticing minor transmission quirks.

I have experienced the transmission clunking, but very infrequently. Also the ECO mode sometimes refuses to shift quickly from a stop, so I have taken to shifting to Sport when I want to launch quickly. I haven't had any issues with Sport mode. Turning off ECO mode also works, but I prefer flicking the shift lever to hitting the ECO button. I do wish the ECO button was on the steering wheel, though.

That being said, I haven't had any of the Transmission updates installed yet. I plan on having it done at my next oil change in mid December. Who knows, there might be another update out by then...
My transmission issues were pretty much what you described. Having experienced the night and day difference since getting the transmission flash, I would offer the observation that getting it done sooner rather than later turns a very good vehicle into a great driving vehicle. If getting to the dealer for an hour is not a great inconvenience, i heartily recommend doing it ASAP.
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